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Manche?

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In the lesson Nominative Pronouns, they introduce manche. They show it only being used for plurals. Is this because there is another word used in the other cases? What I mean, is there a completely different word for the others, and not just a variation like with welche and welches? For example, if you were to say you need some sugar, what would be used?

4 years ago

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For uncountable amounts like sugar or water, you say "etwas Zucker" or "ein bisschen Zucker".

Yet, 'manche' has a singular form, but it is used rather for poetical reasons:

"Mancher Mann hat sein Leben in der Schlacht verloren" - many a man has lost his life in battle.

4 years ago

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Ah, I see. Thanks!

4 years ago
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